1. Watch A Movie At Singapore's First Dedicated Cinema For Families
Want to watch a movie but can’t ditch the kids? Shaw Theatres Jewel will open next Wednesday, with a few firsts for Singapore. One of the halls is Singapore’s first dedicated family-friendly theatre, called Dreamers. It has bean bags and lowered sound and brightness settings for young children.
Some of its halls will feature the latest sound systems, t. The cinema will have 11 screens. There will be two Lumiere halls featuring more luxurious seating options and seven regular halls.
To coincide with the release of superhero movie Avengers: Endgame on April 24, Shaw will also launch Singapore’s first next-generation IMAX theatre. It will have a laser projector, which Shaw says will provide sharper, brighter images.
Photo: Shaw Theatres Jewel
2. Explore Tons Of Fun Mazes
The 14,000 sq m Canopy Park – the size of 11 Olympic-size swimming pools – will open only in mid-2019, but once it does, visitors can check out various activities. For example, at the east wing of the park, there will be two mazes spanning over 500 sq m. The hedge maze will have 1.8m-high walls! Visitors will also be able to explore a mirror maze, the first such maze designed for an outdoor park environment.
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Photo: Lim Yaohui for The Straits Times
3. Enjoy The View While Being Suspended
While the 40m-high HSBC Rain Vortex – the world’s tallest indoor waterfall – will definitely be a sight to behold, the sky nets at Canopy Park will also offer breathtaking views. A 50m-long walking net, suspended 25m high, will offer a thrilling perspective of the lush greenery below.
For a more playful experience, there will also be a 250m-long bouncing net, which at its highest point will be suspended 8m above ground. The park will also have a 50m-long and 23m-high Canopy Bridge, with a glass bottom at the centre portion.
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Photo: Chong Jun Liang for The Straits Times
4. Visit Singapore's First Pokemon Centre
Fans of Pokemon will no longer have to travel to Japan to get their hands on merchandise from the gaming franchise. The first permanent Pokemon Centre in Asia outside of Japan is set to open next Wednesday. The retail store, a replica of the Pokemon Centre featured in the game, will offer merchandise sold in Japan as well as exclusive toys, stationery, trading cards and video games created just for Jewel. Perfect for your next Pokemon Go family outing!
6. So Many Shops!
From fashion to beauty to homeware, there are dozens of shops to cater to everyone’s preferences. Besides the usual suspects like Uniqlo and MUJI (which is offering complimentary interior design consultancy services by the way), there are also stores making their SG debut here like Make Hero for top-class, next generation skincare and beauty items from Japan (where you can score masks celebrities like Zhang Ziyi use!) and Spanish label Oysho. There will also be lots of local brands like In Good Company and Naiise!
Some of the stores will also carry Jewel-exclusive products, and we’re sure there are tons of opening promotions to take advantage of.
7. Do All Your Grocery Shopping
While you’re there, why not stock up on the week’s groceries? There’s a huge FairPrice Finest in basement two with over 10,000 products. Do check out their specially curated section featuring items like Udders savoury ice cream Chicken Bak Kwa, and don’t miss their Granola House pop-up that’s exclusive to this outlet.
Alternatively, check out the Marks & Spencer Food Hall at basement one, which features thousands of products from the renowned British brand, from ready-made meals to fresh produce, meat and dairy. Also check out their in-store bakery and patisserie with European treats baked fresh on-site daily.
If you’re tired of the crowds or prefer to chill somewhere else, you can easily walk to terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the link bridges.
FairPrice Finest is at #B2-205/206/207/208, while Marks & Spencer is at #B1-208/209/210/211.
Photos: FairPrice Finest and Marks & Spencer
8. You Can Even Stay At Jewel!
Yes, there’s even a hotel at Jewel, which is perfect for when you have an early flight to catch or simply want a staycation that’s not in town.
Inspired by first-class travelling, YotelAIR takes your precious rest into the realm of luxury, whether it’s for four hours or overnight. The 130 smartly-designed cabins and thoughtful amenities are primed for the urban traveller, with exercise and shower facilities, and a signature Club Lounge, KOMYUNITI — a co-working space suitable for relaxing as well. It’s the perfect spot to look out upon the stunning Rain Vortex from your own exclusive vantage.
To mark the landmark launch of the inaugural YotelAIR in Singapore and in Asia, all Premium Queen Cabins are having a generous promotion — $180 a night and $80 for four hours. You’re welcome!
Text: Melissa Heng/The Straits Times and Elizabeth Liew